March 5: Learn About Kessler’s Parks and Boulevards


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Kessler’s Historic Parks and Boulevards: A Green Framework for a Great Kansas City

Tuesday March 5, 2019. Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.

Reception: 6:00 pm. Program: 6:30 pm.

Noted landscape architect Kurt Culbertson will speak this Tuesday on George Kessler’s historic work in Kansas City, and his relevance as we continue to move forward.

Culbertson is the foremost expert on George E. Kessler’s work throughout the midwest and beyond, and a founder of Design Workshop, Inc., a firm with offices in 8 US cities and Dubai.

This event is the first of a 3-part series on Great Parks for a Greater Kansas City put together by Roanoke Park Conservancy and partners. This is our most ambitious program ever. We, with partners, have engaged 3 nationally known speakers to come to KC for this series with the theme of great parks making great cities.

We are sure the program will educate, entertain and celebrate Roanoke Park, Penn Valley Park and our nationally recognized, Kessler-designed Parks and Boulevard system.

Learn more, and don’t miss this special free event! RSVP NOW 

Dates for the second and third parts of the parks series at the Plaza library.

  • April 30: Leon Younger of Pros Consulting will talk about the current KCMO parks inventory and status and
  • May 28:  Susan Rademacher of the Pittsburgh (PA) Parks Conservancy will discuss achieving aspirations for great parks and great cities through public private partnership.

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